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Old 10-31-2010, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I recently took my family to Yellowstone, and the shooting geysers and supervolcano got me wonderingócan't we tap all that energy to produce electricity?

The pros and cons of geothermal energy. - By Nina Shen Rastogi - Slate Magazine
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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Of course it could! Look at Iceland. The problem is that the minute you try to build a powerplant and transmission line in/out of the Yellowstone caldera, you'll have so many greenies on your hindend you'll never get them off.............Same problem with hydro. "how dare we alter nature for the use of mankind" and don't give me that crap about cost vs availabilty of river locations!!!The green lobby needs to take off their mask and admit they want to eradicate the majority of that planetwide infestation called humans........
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:39 AM
 
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Of course it could! Look at Iceland. The problem is that the minute you try to build a powerplant and transmission line in/out of the Yellowstone caldera, you'll have so many greenies on your hindend you'll never get them off.............Same problem with hydro. "how dare we alter nature for the use of mankind" and don't give me that crap about cost vs availabilty of river locations!!!The green lobby needs to take off their mask and admit they want to eradicate the majority of that planetwide infestation called humans........
Your observation is spot on. It isn't about the environment, or whales, or seals, or bear or anything like that. Those issues are just the hammer used to beat away at civilization until it is extinguished.
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: central Indiana
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The article was interesting and informative. Improvements in digital mapping techniques will take most of the quesswork out of the process of putting plants online without breaching geological faults.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:12 PM
 
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Of course it could! Look at Iceland. The problem is that the minute you try to build a powerplant and transmission line in/out of the Yellowstone caldera, you'll have so many greenies on your hindend you'll never get them off.............Same problem with hydro. "how dare we alter nature for the use of mankind" and don't give me that crap about cost vs availabilty of river locations!!!The green lobby needs to take off their mask and admit they want to eradicate the majority of that planetwide infestation called humans........
Well, you have a point. The global population is around 9 billion and it's still growing exponentially. And........we Americans are the greediest and most wasteful when it comes to natural resource and energy use.
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